Travel and Accommodation

This year Connections: Getting to Grips will be held at Coventry University, Elm Bank.


Coventry University Doctoral College & Centre for Research Capability and Development
Swan Room
Elm Bank



Coventry Rail Station:

Elm Bank is less than 10 minutes walk from Coventry Rail Station. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank at the station entrance.

Directions to walk: 

  • Leave Station Square, turn right onto Park Road
  • Walk round the front of the Listers Garage
  • Elm Bank is on the left
  • For the main building entrance, please use the car park entrance after the building, not between Elm Bank and Listers

Car parking

There are a limited number of first come, first served visitor car parking spaces at Elm Bank. Please park in a visitor space and ask reception for a parking permit.

The nearest public car park is New Union Street Multi Storey, Coventry, CV1 2PL, 6 minutes walk from Elm Bank. For further information:

The Belgrade Plaza multi storey, Coventry, CV1 4BF always has spaces and is 20 minutes walk from Elm Bank. For further information:


If you are arriving in Coventry by rail and want a hotel close by and within very easy reach of the venue we suggest Hotel Ibis Coventry Centre - 7 minutes walk/short taxi ride from Coventry rail station and 90 seconds from the pre-conference workshop at Elm Bank and the REDS Conference at the Coventry Technology Park.

If you would like a hotel closer to somewhere to eat we suggest the Premier Inn (Belgrade Plaza) – a short taxi ride from Coventry rail station and 15 minutes walk from the conference venue:

or the Ramada:,RA,DI,MT,HJ,SE,KG,TL,WG,WY,BH&rate_plan=LV0&checkin_date=10/04/2018&checkout_date=10/05/2018&rooms=1&children=0&adults=1